Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Name of the Course
Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

About the Course

This Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Intermediate to Advanced Level) is designed for yoga practitioners of all skill levels, from those with a few months of yoga experience to those who have put in years of practice. It is also for those who are interested in advancing their skills to a certified level of instruction.

The aim of the course is to challenge practitioners to advance in their practice by exploring the limits of their body and overcoming them, as well as to develop their knowledge of the body in order to better understand every joint and muscle nuance in the poses. By the end of the course, participants shall be able to demonstrate the wide range of Hatha yoga poses, explain the possible modifications and variations, and demonstrate and teach the steps required to achieve the pose.

Students will also learn the  Andiappan Yoga’s Intermediate to Advanced series, sequenced by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan and Dr. Yogananth Andiappan.



Course Duration

The Courses are conducted for the below-mentioned duration.

200hrs Course – 18 Days

300hrs Course – 26 Days

• No classes on Mondays.

Eligibility to join this Course

A minimum of One-month regular yoga practice is required of each student who wishes to enroll in this course.


Click the links below to read the course syllabus and outline.

Syllabus for 200hrs Course – 18 Days

Syllabus for 300hrs Course – 26 Days

Class Schedule

You can expect more or less the following class Schedule in our training programs:

6:00 am – 6:30 am Yogic Kriyas (Weekly Once)
6:30 am – 8.30 am Andiappan Yoga Practical Session
10.00 am  – 11.30 am Yoga Theory Class
11.45 am  – 1.00 pm Yogic Anatomy / Naturopathy
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Yoga Practicals and Teaching Methodology
6:30 – 7.30 pm Assignment / Self Study / Group Discussion

Course Faculty

The following Members of the faculty are scheduled to teach according to their availability.

Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan
Founder and Chairman of Asana Andiappan College of Yoga Research Centre

Yogananth Andiappan – Guruji’s Son
Secretary of Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & Research Centre, Founder and Director, Anahata Yoga, Hong Kong.

Dr. Lakshmi Andiappan – Guruji’s Daughter 
Who has over 20 years’ experience in Yoga Therapy for treating various ailments through yoga and a renowned prenatal yoga therapist in India.

Master Maharajan – Guruji’s Nephew
Senior Yoga Master

Master Ezhili – Guruji’s Student
Yoga Instructor

Dr. Poojitha
Chief Yoga Therapist

Yogi Anna Durai
Senior Yoga Master

Yogi Dr. T.A. Krishnan
Senior Yoga Master

Master Rajadurai
Yoga Master

Dr. Anjhana Priya
Visiting Yoga/ Ayurveda Faculty

Course Fee

The Course fee for our teacher training program is mentioned below.

Hours/ Days Shared Accommodation Single Accommodation Without Accommodation
100 hrs (9 days)  INR 49,000 (US$ 720)  INR 62,000 (US$ 900)  INR 36,500 (US$ 530)
200 hrs (18 days)  INR 90,000 (US$  1330)  INR 110,000 (US$ 1650) INR 68,000 (US$ 1000)
300 hrs (26 days)  INR 115,000 (US$ 1730)  INR 140,000 (US$ 2150) INR 93,000 (US$ 1380)

(INR – Indian Rupees)  (US$ – United States Dollars)

The course Fee Includes

1) Airport pickup and drop off

2) Registration Fee

3) Tuition Fee

4) Course Manuals & Notes

5) Yoga outfit

6) Yoga Mat & Yoga Kriya Kit

7) Certification

8) Group Transportation arrangement to one local shopping district within Chennai city.

Food Charges are extra – Rs.800 per day

Course Venue

The Course will be conducted at the venue below
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre
No.16, 21st Main Road, Anna Nagar West,
Chennai -600 040, Tamil Nadu, India

Accommodation Venue

Students who have opted for the residential course can stay at the fully-furnished guest house adjacent to the college. The accommodation is fully furnished for a comfortable stay of the students. Each room is provided with attached bathroom, large wardrobe, writing table, television, intercom, hair dryer, air conditioner, free Wi-Fi, bath towels, large living area, etc. Laundry facilities are also available within the same venue.

Click here to view the pictures of the Yoga Shala and the Accommodation for the course students.

Food Menu

A well balanced Vegetarian diet will be provided to all the residential course students based on a menu developed specifically for the program to improve flexibility and general well-being. For a look at the menu, please click here.

Students can pay Rs.800 per day for the vegetarian diet.

There is a pure vegetarian cafe and restaurant within the premises where students can enjoy all different varieties of Indian pure vegetarian food.

How to apply

Due to the duration and detailed study of the program and in order to maintain a high and effective quality of teaching and learning within the school, this Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Basic to Intermediate Level) is limited to only 15 students at a time. Applicants are advised to confirm their enrollment at least two months in advance by paying a 50%, non- refundable deposit.

Certification and Graduation

Students will be required to undergo a theoretical assignment and practical assessment upon completion of the course. Successful candidates will receive a Course Certificate from Guruji accredited by Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in Chennai, India; International Yoga Academy (RYS 200 & 500, and ERYT 500) in Hong Kong; and can be registered with Yoga Alliance USA.

We also provide information and assistance to students interested in a Yoga Alliance Registration process.

All our YTT graduates will get a free listing in International Yoga Academy’s website under the Teacher Directory Section.

What’s Next

1. Students interested in enrolling in this Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Intermediate to Advanced Level) may do so by filling the Online Application Form.

2. Applications will then be assessed by our Program Directors. Successful applicants will be informed of their admission within three working days of their application.

3. The applicant must then confirm their enrollment by paying a 50% non-refundable deposit through bank transfer or online payment.

4. The centre can issue visa request letter and payment receipt after the confirmation of the payment.

5. The remaining 50% of the course fee may be paid upon arrival at the training venue.

What to Bring for the training?

Aside from an open, willing-to-learn mindset, students may also bring with them loose and comfortable yoga outfits for the duration of the program. All course materials, yoga mat, towels will be provided.

Suggested reading materials to read and  prepare for this course

The following reading materials can be purchased at our Online Yoga Store:

1) Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga by Dr. Asana Andiappan
2) ASANA – International Yoga Journal
3) Simple Yoga for Health – by Dr. Krishnamurthy
4) Andiappan Yoga – Basic Series – Wall Chart

Other course notes and manuals to be provided

What to expect from this course?

Prepare for intensive residential yoga training under the tutelage of one of the most experienced and respected yoga Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan and his senior Yoga Masters in India. Keep an open mind and no matter which school of yoga you may have practiced prior, this will be a life-changing experience, one of which you will always treasure.

We will try our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible and enable you to experience an authentic yogic lifestyle in India.

 Course Certification and Accreditation

Our Yoga College & Research Centre is accredited by Prestigious universities in India and is a registered school with Yoga Alliance – USA. Our teacher training programmes and  faculty team are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 500-hr Yoga Alliance Certification. Our School and all our courses are accredited by International Yoga Academy – Hong Kong. We also offer assistance in registering with Yoga  Alliance and International Yoga Academy after the completion of the course.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming an RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring yoga studios look for.

All the students those who have completed the course will receive an internationally recognised teacher training certification.

Scholarship Program

We offer a scholarship for students who show dedication and sincerity in their yoga practice and a contribution to the yoga community.  If the student can show any documental evidence that if he/she has undergone any regular yoga training for a period of at least three years, then they are eligible to apply for our scholarship program.  Currently, this program is only offered to 200, 300 and 500hrs Yoga Teacher Training programs.  The scholarship program provides a fee remission of up to 30% of the course fee.

The scholarship numbers are limited. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of the scholarship. The award of the scholarship is based solely on the faculty committee and the Board Members of International Yoga Academy, Hong Kong.

For the application of the scholarship, students need to show at least one of the following documentary proof:-

  1. Recommendation letter from your existing yoga teacher / yoga school stating clearly your dedication and the duration you have learned yoga from them
  2. Certificates of yoga workshops and yoga teacher training you have attended in the past.
  3. Certificates or recommendation letter stating your contribution to the yoga community or participation in any such programs.
  4. Awards from any yoga competitions.
  5. Photos of your yoga practice with dates on it.

Please note: Upon the approval of the Scholarship, the student has to pay the course fee in full to confirm your admission for the course.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

Students may cancel their enrollment 30 days prior to the course’s commencement and get a 50% refund via bank transfer or PayPal if they have already paid the course fee in full. All bank charges incurred in the process shall be shouldered by the student.

However, the 50% deposit made in confirmation of the student’s enrollment is strictly non-refundable.

Cancellation within 30 days of the course’s start date will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 70% of the total course fee. No refund will be made once the course has begun.

Students Feedback

Hear what our past and present students have to say about the programme. Please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your most frequent enquiries and concerns addressed by us. Please click here.

Visa Application Procedure

In a move aimed at promoting yoga, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to allow foreigners to visit India on a tourist or e-tourist visa for “attending yoga training courses”.

Realising the spread of yoga the world over, the government has decided to include ‘attending a short-term yoga programme’ in the list of permissible activities under a tourist visa. It has also decided to include ‘attending a short-term yoga programme’. All Indian Mission / Embassy abroad and Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRROs)/ Foreigners Registration Officers (FROs) in the country have been requested to take action as per the latest decision that was announced on June 2016.

Students can apply the e-tourist visa to visit India and just put our college address as the place of stay.

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